The dove has many different symbolisms across cultures. The mourning dove was also known as the Carolina Turtledove.
Nationally, mourning doves are managed at the management unit scale. Dove management units are distinguished by discreet migratory pathways similar to waterfowl flyways. South Carolina is part of the Eastern Management Unit (EMU) for mourning doves, and is represented on the EMU Dove Technical Committee.
Their diet consists of grass seed and waste grain. Planting and cultivating dove fields is a popular and successful technique used by sportsmen, landowners, and land managers to attract and concentrate doves.
Common Doves in SC
- Mourning Dove
- White-winged Dove
- Eurasian Collared Dove
- Rock Dove, Rock Pigeon or Common Pigeon
- Common Ground Dove